Archive for August, 2016

Ashbringer and Titanstrike

August 31, 2016

So I finally got to log on after work last night, by which time two of my friends were already 110. Crazy people! But they raid so … they have other priorities. My main goal at the moment is to get everyone their weapon and class hall. Or at the very least to get their Dalaran hearthstone. There will be a bit of spoiler stuff down below so if you don’t want to know, stop here.


Obviously Kerick is first. I had a hard time with this. Partly because all of the green fel stuff on the ground makes my puttering old graphics card almost suffocate, and partly because of the content.


I don’t want to be Highlord. I’d be okay with ‘Acting Highlord’ while Tirion recovers, or even taking over as Highlord with him retiring, but I’m not ok with his death. I know, I know, he’s not exactly young anymore and it had to happen eventually, he’s only human. But still … If they wanted to make me actually care about kicking Gul’dan’s loser ass, they found the way to do it. I know there are plenty of people in the playerbase who’ve made fun of him over the years, but he’s always been special to me. Kerick has always tried to live up to what he’s seen in Tirion … the willingness to make sacrifices for what he knows is right, like befriending Eitrigg; the inner strength to keep going and believe in the Light even through the things that happened with his son Taelan; etc. He was even willing to trade places with Bolvar on the Lich King’s throne. (Oh dear Bolvar, that’s another one I’ve never quite gotten over losing.) I’m sure Tirion had many regrets, but he buried them and fought on. Now all we can do is pray that he rests peacefully, and fight on. And, of course, seek some vengeance .. we are, after all, retribution paladins!



I must admit, despite the wonderful quest and lore that came with this, I don’t feel any special attachment to the Titans, or Mimiron, or Thorim, or any of it. I do, of course, love love love Hati. Now Juna can go to bed sandwiched between her canids, much like I do every night. Except mine are battle pet sized and don’t have lightning arcing across their bodies. Anyway … she got a new mog to match the colours of the gun because I didn’t have anything in her collection that really went with the pets yet. That’s a project for later on, as is getting the skin that turns the gun into a bow (unless it requires pvp).


She also bought the tomes in her class hall that lets her pets play dead, which was really fun. She was running around the lodge while her two wolves just laid out on the floor. I didn’t get a good pic though because it was pretty dark in there. Oh well. Plenty of time later. 🙂

Ready For Legion

August 29, 2016

Well … almost ready anyway. Last night after finishing my rogue I said I was done with invasions. Then I logged on this morning before work and was like, let’s just see how far my level 90 feral druid gets in one invasion. Well, she still had rested xp, so she got 2 levels and then I was like, ok let’s go do Azshara, too, and she got almost halfway through level 93. So now I’m thinking, it’s only 6 and a half levels. I can do it! So I guess I’m doing more this evening. Anyway, here is my outlaw rogue Kroy to bring you the list of what I have ready and planned for Legion:


DEATH KNIGHT: There are now only two dps spec variations (no more 2H frost) and I have 3 DKs.
Arelin – Male belf. Was already 100 and is unholy.
Kalyon – Male human. Leveled from 90 (10 levels) and was 2H frost but will be dual wield for Legion.
Kirgra- Female orc. Was already 100 and DW frost. She probably will mess around with blood just to get the artifact but I won’t actually tank anything.

Driandis – Male belf, havoc.
Feorn – Male nelf, havoc.

Hunahuna – Female Tauren. Leveled from 96 (4 levels). Sparkly astral cow.
Kaladis – Female Worgen. Leveled from 42 to 63 (21 levels). Sparkly astral wolf/kitty but still an alt. At least now she’s at boostable level.
Vorta – Female Troll. BY bedtime tonight will have leveled from 89 (11 levels). Psychedelic troll kitty.

Junahu – Female Tauren. Was already 100 and is BM but .. the artifact is a gun. She doesn’t do guns. She might try marks. Or she might just mog the thing.
Towanda – Female Gnome. Leveled from 7 to 60 (53 levels). She’s fun and Titanstrike would be *perfect* for her. But .. too many levels.

MAGE: Gotta cover every spec!
Karius – Male human. Was already 100 and is frost.
Oranis – Male belf. Leveled from 89 (11 levels) just so I could have a belf fire mage to wield Felo’melorn.
Rozjin – Male troll. Leveled from 90 (10 levels) and is arcane.

Adryen – Male undead. Was already 100 and is WW.
Kimchii – Female Pandaren (Alliance). Leveled from 20 to 30 (10 levels) and is WW. Just … not into her and no reason to have another WW.

Kerick – Male human. Leveled from 90 (10 levels) and is ret. I still don’t like the way he looks after the new models were put in, but … he has to get his Ashbringer. Van doesn’t feel the connection to it that Kerick does. Probably my main again.
Vanethos – Male belf. Was already 100 and is also ret.

Paddey – Male undead. Leveled from 90 (10 levels) and is shadow.
Ragle – Male human. Leveled from 90 (10 levels) also as shadow, but will be switching to disc even though he probably won’t ever heal anything.

Alestav – Male undead. Was already 100 and is subtlety.
Kroy – Male human. Leveled from 59 (41 levels) and is totally in love with the new outlaw spec. So much so that I leveled him all the way because he needs his artifacts. Possibly a new main/co-main.

Kriann – Female dwarf. Was already 100 and is elemental.
Vozzkaz – Female troll. Leveled from 90 (10 levels) and is enhancement.

Korgus – Male worgen. Leveled from 53 to 63 (10 levels) and is destro bank alt. Now he can make netherweave bags. Mission accomplished.
Madorsa – Female undead. Was already 100 and is demonology. Doesn’t miss metamorphosis because she never used it. Maximum wild imps is her style. Can’t wait to get her creepy floating skull artifact.

Oslee – Male undead. Leveled from 96 (4 levels) and is going back to arms.
Sanbec – Male human. Was already 100, was pretty much the main in WoD (the only one to get the legendary ring), and is fury.

I have other characters, these are just the ones that either are 100 or that I put levels on during the invasions. So if you add those all up … I gained 218 levels from invasions. Um … dang. And I have 23 characters at level 100 ready to jump right into Legion. Weighted heavily towards Horde, I admit, with only 8 of them on Alliance … but the two I intend to start on first are both Alliance so there is that. And no, they won’t all get leveled. Some probably will be completely ignored. At least until the next easymode leveling thing comes along. (Please Blizz we liked this, remember it next time you’re designing an event!)

Invasion Update

August 23, 2016

So, woowhee, that invasion xp. At this point I have all 12 classes leveled. I am finishing off a mage, shaman, and priest that are all 98 or 99 which will give me all 12 classes done Horde side, and 7 of them on Alliance. After that .. well, I can work on the other 5 classes on Alliance and see how far I get, but none of them are higher than 60. Horde side I also have another level 89 mage that I could finish so that I have one for each spec. Besides those I have two paladins around 88-89, and another druid at 90. So I might just finish the high level ones, or bounce back and forth. I guess it partly depends on whether there were any changes to the invasions in this morning’s maintenance. I’m leaning towards working on the mage and druid because they can be different specs from the ones that are done, and then working on the Alliance classes…at the very least getting them to 60 for potential future boosts.

Get Those Alts to Invasions

August 15, 2016

If you have any alts left to get to 100 before Legion hits in two weeks, you’re in luck. Those demon invasions aren’t just for max levels! They give HUGE xp. Coming into the weekend I had two classes to get to 100 yet .. my druid was sitting at 96 almost 97, and my priest at 92 almost 93. It only takes about 3 invasions to get a level. And you don’t even have to participate if you don’t want to, you only need to be in the zone. My druid is now 100, and my priest dinged 98 this morning. Heck, I’m even thinking about getting the rest of my 90 and up alts done, there are two whole weeks yet. Assuming Blizzard doesn’t nerf the xp …. *offers up many sacrifices to the Metzen* Oh and while you’re at it, save the boxes until you do hit 100 … the gear will be ilevel 700 then.

Also, if this is a preview of how the scaling zones will work in Legion, I love it. Seriously, the mobs and rewards all scale to YOUR level. So no matter what level you are (as long as it’s 10 or above) you CAN participate in the invasions! Sure you’ll die on the final boss … pretty much everyone does. But you can also just afk in a random corner of the zone and get credit. Awesomesauce.